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    Justin Amash’s presidential bid shows that some Republicans’ future may be with the Libertarian Party. 

Justin Amash’s presidential bid shows that some Republicans’ future may be with the Libertarian Party. 

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With Republican and Democratic voters rallying around their party’s respective presidential candidates ahead of the November election, the chances of a victory for the Libertarian Party look bleak. While the Libertarian Party may not be successful this fall, write Olivier Lewis and Jeffrey Michels, former Republican Justin Amash’s recent short-lived candidacy for the party may point to a longer term realignment for Republican voters who seek less government involvement in their lives.

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    Primary Primers: Why Justin Amash could be a game-changer without a chance

Primary Primers: Why Justin Amash could be a game-changer without a chance

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Late last month, former Republican Representative Justin Amash announced that he was exploring a presidential bid for the Libertarian Party. Jeffrey Michels and Olivier Lewis write that if Amash is able to gain the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination, then he could find himself the kingmaker if he is able to win over Republican voters who dislike Donald Trump. Whether he […]

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    Primary Primers: How Libertarians could be the kingmakers of the 2020 presidential election

Primary Primers: How Libertarians could be the kingmakers of the 2020 presidential election

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Though still a relatively small group, Libertarians have had a growing political presence in the US in recent decades. Olivier Lewis and Jeffrey Michels write that while the Republican Party has historically been closely aligned with libertarians, George W. Bush-era curtailments on civil liberties and the rise of Donald Trump has pushed the movement away from that traditional alliance. […]

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